Clean lakes and streams, fresh air, and thousands of acres of White Mountain National Forest make our region one of the most beautiful places in the world to live and attend college. The Environmental Science program is ideal for those who want to start a career pathway in the environmental resource spectrum. Courses in areas such as forestry, water resources, and geology make for well-rounded curriculum preparing you for our many transfer opportunities.
Environmental Science allows students to pursue a diverse course of study by taking general courses in science and math, along with specific courses in environmental science and environmental resources. This is an excellent way to design a transfer program for students wishing to transfer to a baccalaureate program or for those students who wish to pursue a broad educational experience.
|FRST101W||Dendrology and Tree and Shrub Identification||3||2||4|
|GIS112W||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||2||2||3|
|ENVS110W||Introduction to Environmental Science||3||2||4|
|First Year Total||34|
|CHEM113W||Environmental Sampling and Analysis||3||2||4|
|GIS211W||Geographic Information Systems Applications||2||2||3|
|ENVS202W||Water Resources and Hydrology||3||2||4|
|GEOL112W||Geology and Soils||3||2||4|
|Choose one of the following courses:|
|ECON111W||Principles of Macroeconomics||3||0||3|
|ECON112W||Principles of Microeconomics||3||0||3|
|SOCI120W||Introduction to Economics and Sustainability||3||0||3|
|Second Year Total||32|
|Total for A.S. Degree||66|
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be prepared to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of biological and physical principles that govern natural processes.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the interdisciplinary relationship of ethical, cultural, social, scientific, and sustainability aspects of local and global environmental issues.
- Identify and perform many different data collection methods along with a basic understanding of how that data will be processed.
- Characterize and analyze human impacts on the environment and define changes that could be made to lessen this impact.
- Integrate facts, concepts, and methods from multiple disciplines and apply them to mapping.